Sew the Undercover Sweater ✄✄

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A versatile relaxed fit sweater by Papercut Patterns with neck binding or hoodie. It has raglan style long wide sleeves and hem cuffs. A great basic for any wardrobe, good for layering or on its own.

Notes on supplies: Medium weight jersey fabrics are perfect.  It is essential you choose a two-way stretch (your fabric needs to stretch vertically and horizontally). Also your sweater will retain its shape if there is 5-10% of lycra/nylon/elstain/etc in the fabric. Ensure For directional prints, large prints and fabrics with nap you purchase extra fabric. For best results - pre-wash your fabric to reduce shrinkage.

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What you will learn
  • Taking measurements and choosing the right size, pattern placement and transferring markings, cutting technique.
  • To use overlocker and sewing machine stretch stitches, needles and equipment selection for knit fabrics.
  • Sew cuffs, waist band, elastic casing and drawstring.
What you will get
  • Instructions to make the sweater
  • A copy of the pattern
  • A sweater made by you
Parking Info
  • Level 1, 329 Brunswick St, Fitzroy. Look for the red door.
  • Most Brunswick St parking is ticketed & max' 2hrs. However, longer time parking is available in the paid Coles Car Park.
  • Public Transport is the ideal way to get here - jump on the 11 tram & get off at Johnston St.

What to bring
  • Matching polyester sewing machine thread (Gutermaan is excellent)
  • 1.6m of medium weight knit - cotton knit sweatshirting, cotton/lycra, viscose/lycra, wool jersey, or merino wool knit.
  • Optional - .4 metres of contrasting knit fabric for neckband, waistband and cuffs similar to your main fabric OR .5metres for the optional hoodie in contrast fabric
What to wear


Appropriate for

✄✄ Students who have completed Sewing Basics Weeks 1-3 and are confident enough to learn several more techniques

Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • Notice given by student less than 48 hours before course start (or after start) = Forfeits the full course fee paid and receives no refund.
  • Notice given by student with six (6) or less days before course start = Receives a refund to the original method paid less a 50% cancellation fee.
  • Notice given by student with seven (7) or more days before course start = Receives a refund to the original method paid less an administration fee of $10.

In instances where Thread Den must cancel a class, enrolled participants will be notified 24-48 hours prior to the scheduled class and receive a full refund to the original payment method.

There are no refunds due to change of mind.

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Terms & Conditions

  • If you miss the second or subsequent sessions of course, you will not be reimbursed for that session. You are encouraged to come in and use the Open Studio hours, or book a private lesson to catch up. Click here to enquire about a private lesson.
  • Transfers of your course or workshop booking to a friend or family are fine.
  • We require full payment to be made at the time of booking to secure your place.  Payment can be made conveniently online with credit card, or at the studio in cash, EFT or credit card. Unfortunately, we can't tentatively hold or pencil in places without payment.

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06 May 2018 • Sew the Undercover Sweater ✄✄

This was a fantastic class! Danielle is a great teacher - very clear, informative, and patient - and was kind enough to stay longer than the scheduled class time so that I could completely finish my jumper before leaving. The pattern is really nice and everyone's been impressed with what I've made. I can't wait to sign up for another Thread Den class; I'm addicted!


05 May 2018 • Sew the Undercover Sweater ✄✄

This is a great class learn to sew stretch fabrics. It's opened up a whole new world of sewing for me. Thanks Threadden!


16 September 2017 • Sew the Undercover Sweater ✄✄

It was a really fun class. I had used an overlocker only a few times prior to class, but I had no problem in the class. Dan made it easy! She is a great teacher. I was really happy with my finished piece :)